However, shopping for an air conditioning system is probably not on the top of your list of priorities. With snow still on the ground and cold temperatures, it’s hard to think about A/C. In spite of that, this time of year is often the best time to shop for a system.
Every Calgary resident knows an air conditioner is essential to endure the season with comfort, even though it is a relatively short one. Therefore, it is critical to be ready for those days when temperatures begin to climb and the heat becomes unbearable. Air conditioning becomes essential and you don’t want to be caught without it.
Well before the summer begins, most manufacturers and HVAC companies put cooling systems on sale. It’s an ideal time to get a discount or rebate. Once the hot weather arrives, you can expect higher prices and more demand.
To take advantage of sales and the right time to shop, you need to know what to look for. Air conditioning systems are given a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating. Think of SEER like a rating that gives you the “km per liter” efficiency standard for your air conditioner, much like your car gets a certain amount of miles to the gallon.
An air conditioner can get a SEER rating from 13 to 23. Air conditioners that are rated SEER 23 are almost twice as efficient as a SEER 8 rating; however, for homeowners who don’t have long, extreme cooling seasons, the most efficient air conditioner is probably not necessary.
Get a head start on the summer cooling season. Start shopping today for an air conditioner that keeps you comfortable through Calgary’s unpredictable summer weather. The professionals at Arpi’s can help you find the best system for your home, too. Call us for expert advice and quality service.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.